Lawyer Confused by Creative Commons

When it comes to copyright, everyone’s an expert it seems. And often, what they think they know they really don’t. This is actually MORE common than you’d think with lawyers, who often become experts in a certain type of law, and think they can lecture other kinds. It’s not so rare, Law professors make lousy […]
Continue reading…

 

Dragon*Con 2012 Report And Roundup

It’s been almost a week, so there’s been a bit of time to decompress and relax from Dragoncon. It was a hell of an event, and one that’s taken me some time to recover from, as I picked up a nasty case of ConCrud (which is still with me). I’ve also been hard at work, […]
Continue reading…

 

Is Jamendo Violating Creative Commons?

There are more and more places to go to for music. There’s iTunes, for instance, but if you don’t want to spend a fortune, or have to deal with the craptastic kludge that is iTunes, there are other options. One of those, is Jamendo, a source for Creative Commons licensed music. They have a slightly […]
Continue reading…

 

The Pirate Bay Block: Control, Not Infringement

You might have heard around the net today, that the UK courts have ruled that major UK ISP’s have to block the Pirate Bay. But why should it be blocked? Is it an issue of infringement, as they claim, or is it more insidious, and an attempt to hold back some of the losses in […]
Continue reading…

 

No Safe Harbor NOW AVAILABLE!

A little over two weeks ago, I let slip about a little book coming out. Called No Safe Harbor, it featured two of my essays, one that had been here before, the other written specially for the book. It is NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY Unfortunately, I posted the book info to slashdot, and it’s… well, […]
Continue reading…

 

Dragon*Con 2010 – Creative Commons and Podcasting

While at Dragon*Con, one of the most interesting panels was on the podcasting track, and was entitled “Creative Commons and Legal Issues” (you can see the track’s schedule here). It dealt with creative commons from the point of view of media users who operate in the quasi-commercial realm of podcasting. The audio of it has […]
Continue reading…